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(CBS Minnesota)   Hey let's try the Oktoberfest diet, where it is nothing but beer and sausage for your diet   (minnesota.cbslocal.com) divider line 63
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2013-10-20 05:19:52 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Beerguy: Quantum Apostrophe: Beerguy: When I was stationed in Germany back in the 80's, I was on the beer, coffee and aspirin diet for about 3 weeks.

I had recently become single and I need to get back down to my "single" weight.

It worked.

Well, at your age you'll be a corpse soon on that diet. I guess that's one way to lose weight.

Reading comprehension isn't your strong suit, is it?

Neither is yours. Must be your age.


This exchange made me smile. /old
 
2013-10-20 05:20:51 PM  
At 250 I'm pretty big. That said, my inactive ass burns about 2700 calories a day. If I restricted myself to 2100, I'd lose well over a pound a week. For awhile. Over time that rate would slow as my resting metabolism decreases with my lowered weight. Eventually I'd have a resting metabolism of 2100, which is about right for a healthy weight of someone my height. In short, I should stop eating so much cheese.
 
2013-10-20 05:22:24 PM  
Mmmm..Fark fat thread with beer and sausage...
 
2013-10-20 05:56:11 PM  
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2013-10-20 07:44:27 PM  

Enigmamf: Amberwind: Considering that my current diet consists of counting calories, I could totally get away with that. However, only 1300 calories per day of beer and sausage may leave me wanting to tear someone's arms off.

1300 seems like an extraordinarily unhealthy low number of calories. Have you consulted a physician?


Yup. It's appropriate for losing 1.5lbs per week, assuming no exercise. If I exercise, I'm allowed to eat more.
 
2013-10-20 07:52:04 PM  
Down at the Lido they welcome you with sausage and beer.
 
2013-10-20 07:55:41 PM  

Enigmamf: 1300 seems like an extraordinarily unhealthy low number of calories.


It's on the low side, but you really have to get down below 1000 before you need to start worrying. I dropped 25 lbs on a 1400 calorie regimen one year. Fun fact: it becomes a low-carb diet because you can't waste calories on bread when you need to make sure you get enough trace vitamins. And vegetables have fark-all for calories, as long as you don't drench them in butter or salad dressing.
 
2013-10-20 07:57:45 PM  

Amberwind: Enigmamf: Amberwind: Considering that my current diet consists of counting calories, I could totally get away with that. However, only 1300 calories per day of beer and sausage may leave me wanting to tear someone's arms off.

1300 seems like an extraordinarily unhealthy low number of calories. Have you consulted a physician?

Yup. It's appropriate for losing 1.5lbs per week, assuming no exercise. If I exercise, I'm allowed to eat more.


Seems a bit low for me at a solid 220, 6'.
 
2013-10-20 08:49:26 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: How about kimchi and Korean pancakes?


I just made kimchi yesterday.  I think it's going to suck, though.  First try.
 
2013-10-21 01:13:56 AM  
UP TO 6 beers a day?
Weakling.
 
2013-10-21 10:11:20 AM  

aerojockey: ReapTheChaos: That being said, 2000 calories a day is the recommended amount for a normally active person, obviously that would vary from person to person based on several factors, but in general you would need to eat less than 2000 a day to lose weight.

Nope, that's not how it works.

There's nothing magical about the number 2000: it is simply the number of calories a typical healthy-weight person person burns in a day.  Weight loss occurs when you eat fewer calories than you burn (whatever that number is).

Typical obese people burn more calories in a day than typical healthy people, because even fat tissue burns calories.  A very obese persion might burn 3000 in a day, for instance.  If that person started eating 2000 per day, they would lose weight, and fast.  The reason most obese people are obese is because they don't do that.

/obese


This is vastly oversimplified to the point of being completely wrong. What, when and how much you eat, in addition to what type of physical activity you engage in and when, are all much more important than just "burning more calories than you eat."
 
2013-10-21 10:16:45 AM  
Leon Deak approves
Scalzi snickers...
 
2013-10-21 11:10:26 AM  

jxb465: This is vastly oversimplified to the point of being completely wrong. What, when and how much you eat, in addition to what type of physical activity you engage in and when, are all much more important than just "burning more calories than you eat."


All of the things you mention are probably good things to keep in mind when planning your health and nutrition, and certainly better than just keeping a balance sheet of calories.  (For example, you might lose weight by eating 2000 calories of sausage a day but it doesn't mean it's a good idea.)

However, the scientific evidence is very strong that, in the end, everything comes down to calories eaten versus calories burnt.

What you eat and when you eat is important because of how it affects your calorie intake.  Even things like a ketogenic diet which (in theory) let you eat non-carb foods to satiation and lose weight are claiming that it's because it forces the body to use less efficient metabolic pathways (i.e., the body is burning more calories).
 
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